Sikh Motorcycle Club Raises Over 100K for Cancer
A group of Sikh bikers with big hearts hope that their cross-country ride to fight childhood cancers will pave the way for a new generation of caring.
Twenty-four members of the Sikh Motorcycle Club rode a total of 12,000 kilometres – about 1,200 per day – through B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, before turning around in Montreal.
Their donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will surpass $100,000 – far exceeding their initial goal of $60,000.
“Every city they went to the Sikh community, the non-Sikh communities, everyone was cooperative of them,” said club founder Harjinder Singh Thind.
“It was a safe trip, no accidents, no trouble on the motorcycles, everything was fine.” It wasn’t all smooth sailing, however. Along the Prairies the group hit a patch of nasty storms. But the inclement weather, including hail and thunderstorms, didn’t deter them from their mission.
“We thought about those kids that are in need that need that money and so that gave us energy and we kept fighting through it,” said rider Charnjit Dhadda
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